NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
GTX 1070 RTX 2070 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Price $ 329.0 $ 469.0 140 (43%)
Year 2016 2018 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 79C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 48.2dB 47.7dB 0.5 (1%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 525W 25 (5%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 96.3 FPS 125.2 FPS 28.9 (30%)
Average 1440p Performance 69.8 FPS 91.1 FPS 21.3 (31%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 59.1 FPS 78.2 FPS 19.1 (32%)
Average 4K Performance 40.6 FPS 55.0 FPS 14.4 (35%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 4.0 0.1 (2%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.7 $ 5.5 0.2 (4%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.8 $ 6.4 0.4 (6%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.8 $ 9.1 0.7 (7%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Overall Combination Score 83/100 84/100 1 (1%)
Our Verdict: The RTX 2070 is faster by 31% for 1440p gaming. However, GTX 1070 is still capable of producing more than 60 frames per second. For 1080p games, upgrading from GTX 1070 to RTX 2070 is not worth it if targeting 60 frames per second.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

The GTX 1080 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Pascal set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1070 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 399. The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1070 Ti, the GTX 1070 's price is getting more discount.

NVIDIA ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1070, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The GTX 1070 has 8 GB RAM compared to the GTX 970 's 4 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1070 blows past the GTX 970 and, amazingly, even the GTX 980 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1070 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 970, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4, Gears of War 5 at 64 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Hitman 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, F1 2019, World War Z at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

The RTX 2080 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Turing set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 2070 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 499. The good news is, with the release of the RTX 2070 SUPER, the RTX 2070 's price is getting more discount.

NVIDIA ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Turing graphics card inside the RTX 2070, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The RTX 2070 is much more expensive than the GTX 1070 as it costs a whopping $ 499. Compare this to the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which came originally at a price of $ 399, $ 409. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 5700 XT which costs $ 399.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the RTX 2070 blows past the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and, amazingly, even the GTX 1080 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RTX 2070 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this RTX 2070. Similarly, those holding onto RX 5700 XT 's RX Vega 56 graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat at 65 fps to 88 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 75 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Anthem, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XV, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat at 64 fps to 69 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Call of Duty Modern Warfare, F1 2018, Forza Horizon 4 at 63 fps to 73 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
89
99.0
113
126.0
2019 Anthem
57
63.8
73
81.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
84
93.5
107
119.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
104
115.8
132
146.9
2019 Metro Exodus
46
51.6
58
65.4
2019 World War Z
83
93.0
108
120.7
2019 Gears of War 5
67
75.1
85
95.2
2019 F1 2019
84
94.3
107
119.5
2019 GreedFall
76
84.9
96
107.6
2019 Borderlands 3
53
59.6
68
75.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
103
114.7
130
145.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
39
44.2
50
56.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
62
69.4
79
88.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
99
111.0
137
153.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
42
47.0
58
65.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
71
79.0
86
96.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
66
74.0
91
101.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
86
96.0
117
131.0
2018 Fallout 76
108
120.7
137
152.4
2018 Hitman 2
84
94.0
107
119.0
2018 Just Cause 4
67
74.6
85
94.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
72
80.3
91
101.8
2018 Strange Brigade
108
121.0
138
153.4
2018 Battlefield V
89
99.0
113
126.0
2017 Dawn of War III
91
101.2
109
121.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
68
75.8
90
100.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
61
68.0
81
90.7
2017 Destiny 2
117
130.0
156
173.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
80.0
95
106.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
86
96.6
117
130.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
92
103.2
117
130.9
2017 For Honor
123
137.6
157
174.5
2017 Project CARS 2
87
97.5
111
123.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106
118.1
134
149.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
59
66.2
81
90.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
55
61.3
75
84.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
66
73.8
90
100.1
2016 Doom
133
147.8
180
200.1
2016 F1 2016
92
103.3
124
138.4
2016 Hitman
84
93.8
124
138.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
103
114.8
135
150.4
2016 The Division
74
83.1
102
113.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
83
92.8
110
122.4
2016 Battlefield 1
105
117.4
143
159.5
2016 Overwatch
134
149.8
182
203.1
2016 Dishonored 2
63
71.1
81
90.1
2015 DiRT Rally
133
148.3
164
182.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83
92.7
100
112.0
2015 The Witcher 3
74
83.3
104
116.4
2015 Rocket League
361
401.5
458
508.9
2015 Need For Speed
100
111.3
126
141.0
2015 Project CARS
96
106.7
121
135.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
175
195.0
222
247.2
2013 Crysis 3
83
92.3
114
127.2
2013 Battlefield 4
117
130.8
158
175.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
247
275.3
314
349.0
2009 League of Legends
464
516.1
588
654.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
58
73.7
75
93.8
2019 Anthem
40
50.6
51
64.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
58
72.6
73
92.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
62
78.0
79
98.9
2019 Metro Exodus
32
40.1
40
50.9
2019 World War Z
54
67.9
70
88.1
2019 Gears of War 5
43
54.5
55
69.1
2019 F1 2019
53
66.8
67
84.6
2019 GreedFall
49
61.4
62
77.8
2019 Borderlands 3
33
41.9
42
53.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
66
82.6
83
104.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
28
36.1
36
45.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
43
54.5
55
69.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
52
65.0
84
106.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31
39.0
38
48.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
55.0
55
69.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
39
49.0
54
68.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
64
81.0
88
110.0
2018 Fallout 76
65
82.0
84
106.0
2018 Hitman 2
49
62.0
62
78.0
2018 Just Cause 4
44
55.1
55
69.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
56.2
56
71.2
2018 Strange Brigade
67
84.3
85
106.9
2018 Battlefield V
63
79.0
76
96.0
2017 Dawn of War III
55
69.4
75
94.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
45
56.4
59
73.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
43
54.0
56
70.4
2017 Destiny 2
89
112.0
117
146.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
48
61.0
63
79.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
50
63.0
67
83.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
74.6
75
94.5
2017 For Honor
64
80.3
81
101.8
2017 Project CARS 2
55
68.8
69
87.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85
106.7
108
135.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
48
60.7
63
79.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
33
42.4
45
57.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
47
59.3
65
81.9
2016 Doom
80
101.0
109
137.2
2016 F1 2016
64
81.0
85
106.9
2016 Hitman
55
69.4
91
113.9
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
60
75.5
83
104.6
2016 The Division
47
59.4
64
80.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
54
67.9
73
92.1
2016 Battlefield 1
70
87.7
90
113.2
2016 Overwatch
82
103.6
110
137.8
2016 Dishonored 2
48
60.8
61
77.1
2015 DiRT Rally
84
105.6
108
135.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50
63.1
63
79.0
2015 The Witcher 3
49
62.0
67
84.9
2015 Rocket League
137
172.1
174
218.1
2015 Need For Speed
68
86.0
87
109.0
2015 Project CARS
65
81.4
82
103.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
100
126.2
127
159.9
2013 Crysis 3
46
58.1
63
79.7
2013 Battlefield 4
67
84.8
90
113.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
229.4
232
290.8
2009 League of Legends
229
286.8
290
363.5

3440x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
47
63.0
60
80.1
2019 Anthem
31
41.8
40
53.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45
59.4
57
75.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
47
62.3
60
79.0
2019 Metro Exodus
26
34.9
33
44.4
2019 World War Z
43
57.2
56
74.3
2019 Gears of War 5
36
47.6
45
60.3
2019 F1 2019
44
58.4
56
74.0
2019 GreedFall
35
46.3
44
58.7
2019 Borderlands 3
25
34.1
32
43.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
53
70.6
68
89.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
24
31.6
30
40.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
36
47.6
45
60.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
38
50.3
65
86.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
34.8
34
45.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35
46.5
44
58.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
30
40.1
43
56.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
54
72.2
74
97.9
2018 Fallout 76
51
67.9
66
87.7
2018 Hitman 2
39
52.4
50
66.3
2018 Just Cause 4
34
44.8
43
56.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
33
44.5
42
56.4
2018 Strange Brigade
52
69.7
67
88.3
2018 Battlefield V
50
65.8
60
80.2
2017 Dawn of War III
42
56.5
59
78.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
36
47.7
48
64.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
34
45.5
47
62.9
2017 Destiny 2
68
89.9
90
119.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
51.4
51
67.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
39
51.7
53
69.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
51
67.5
64
85.5
2017 For Honor
48
64.4
62
81.7
2017 Project CARS 2
51
67.5
64
85.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
79
105.0
101
133.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
41
54.7
58
77.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
34.7
36
48.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
44
58.2
61
81.4
2016 Doom
62
82.1
86
114.0
2016 F1 2016
53
70.4
72
95.4
2016 Hitman
44
58.6
74
98.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
46
61.3
65
86.4
2016 The Division
37
49.3
51
68.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
43
56.7
59
78.7
2016 Battlefield 1
54
72.2
72
95.3
2016 Overwatch
63
83.9
86
113.4
2016 Dishonored 2
44
58.3
56
73.9
2015 DiRT Rally
64
85.0
87
114.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37
49.6
49
65.4
2015 The Witcher 3
39
52.1
55
73.4
2015 Rocket League
102
135.0
130
171.1
2015 Need For Speed
58
76.7
73
97.2
2015 Project CARS
56
74.3
71
94.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
75
98.8
95
125.2
2013 Crysis 3
35
46.1
49
64.7
2013 Battlefield 4
58
77.6
81
106.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
177
233.2
224
295.6
2009 League of Legends
163
214.8
206
272.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
44.0
39
56.0
2019 Anthem
19
27.5
24
35.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26
38.5
34
49.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
26
38.4
34
48.7
2019 Metro Exodus
17
25.2
22
32.0
2019 World War Z
27
39.1
35
50.7
2019 Gears of War 5
24
34.4
30
43.6
2019 F1 2019
29
42.4
37
53.8
2019 GreedFall
17
25.2
22
32.0
2019 Borderlands 3
15
21.8
19
27.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
34
49.3
43
62.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
22.9
20
29.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
34.4
30
43.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
20
29.0
39
56.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18
26.0
24
35.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
32.0
27
39.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18
26.0
26
37.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37
54.0
51
73.0
2018 Fallout 76
31
45.0
40
58.0
2018 Hitman 2
25
36.0
32
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
20
28.7
25
36.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
27.0
23
34.2
2018 Strange Brigade
32
45.9
40
58.2
2018 Battlefield V
30
44.0
37
54.0
2017 Dawn of War III
25
36.2
36
51.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
22
32.7
32
45.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
21
31.0
32
47.1
2017 Destiny 2
39
56.0
53
77.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
35.0
32
47.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23
33.6
32
46.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
51.6
45
65.4
2017 For Honor
28
40.1
35
50.9
2017 Project CARS 2
40
57.4
50
72.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
62
89.5
79
113.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
29
41.6
45
65.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
15
22.5
22
32.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
34
49.4
49
70.3
2016 Doom
36
52.5
53
75.9
2016 F1 2016
35
50.5
49
71.4
2016 Hitman
28
40.2
49
70.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
27
39.0
39
56.8
2016 The Division
22
32.8
32
46.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
26
38.1
38
55.0
2016 Battlefield 1
33
47.3
45
64.9
2016 Overwatch
37
53.2
51
74.1
2016 Dishonored 2
33
48.2
42
61.1
2015 DiRT Rally
37
53.2
55
78.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
29.7
30
43.2
2015 The Witcher 3
24
35.4
36
52.2
2015 Rocket League
56
80.3
71
101.8
2015 Need For Speed
40
57.4
50
72.7
2015 Project CARS
40
57.4
50
72.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
40
58.5
51
74.2
2013 Crysis 3
19
28.0
28
41.2
2013 Battlefield 4
42
60.3
60
86.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
144
206.5
183
261.7
2009 League of Legends
80
114.7
101
145.4
GTX 1070 vs RTX 2070 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / i7-6700K

It is clear that the GTX 1070 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the GTX 1070 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2016 .

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / i7-8700K

With some tuning, the RTX 2070 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. In terms of memory, the RTX 2070 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 2070 , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

GTX 1070 vs RTX 2070 Specifications Comparison

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